Book celebration & discussion
The Toxic Schoolhouse

Boston Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline

The Acting for Economic Justice (AFEJ) Committee invites you to a celebration for the new volume, The Toxic Schoolhouse, edited by BWC member Chuck Levenstein and Madeleine Kansen Scammell.

Join Levenstein and Tolle Graham, AFEJ co-chair and author contributor of Who’s Sick at School: Linking Poor School Conditions and Health Disparities for Boston’s Children for a short roundtable discussion and  celebration for recent publication of The Toxic Schoolhouse. Wine, cheese, and snacks.

Co-sponsored by MassCOSH.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIMES ABOVE ARE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, WHICH BEGINS ON THIS DAY (MARCH 9).

ABOUT THE BOOK
The Toxic Schoolhouse (Baywood Publishing) is a collection of articles on chemical hazards endangering students, teachers, and staff in the education system of the United States and Canada. Some of the articles were originally published in a special issue of New Solutions: A Journal of Occupational and Environmental Policy, but all have been updated and several new articles have been added. The book is organized in three sections. The first describes problems ranging from the failures of coordination, monitoring, and siting of school buildings to the hazards of exposure to toxic substances, including lead and PCBs. The second section captures the voices of activists seeking change and describes community and union organizing efforts to improve school conditions. The third section covers policy “solutions.” The authors include academics, union staff and rank-and-file activists, parent organization leaders, and public health professionals.